17. Managing Your QuickBooks Database

This reference guide would be incomplete without a detailed discussion of the QuickBooks database and managing it. This chapter provides both the business owner and computer professional guidelines for managing the QuickBooks database and any issues that can arise.

The QuickBooks Database

If you are the typical QuickBooks user, you purchased the software to track the income and expenses of your business. By selecting software for this task, you have advanced from a manual recordkeeping system into the world of database technology.

A database is an automated version of a big file room, with information of different types stored in different cabinets, drawers, and files. Years ago, companies employed file clerks ...

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